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Word of the Day

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~ Le Parole del Giorno ~ ~ The Words of the Day ~ I have done “The Word of the Day” posts in the past, but today I thought I would do “Words” of the day—“Su” e “Giù” —“Up” and “Down.” When I lived with the Stefanis in Viterbo (*), we were forever telling each other whether we were going …

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La Parola del Giorno ~ il Tempo

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The Word of the Day ~ Time “Mark, you’re late.” “You’re late.” “Mark, you are LATE!” That’s all I could think about as I drove toward my cooking class at Cooks of Crocus Hill, Stillwater, MN. As a stage manager in professional theatre, time management is my job. As a cooking instructor, time management is crucial—especially if I need to …

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La Parola del Giorno ~ Coraggio!

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The Word of the Day ~ Courage! We have all just survived or, at least I hope we all survived, a big American holiday – Thanksgiving. For some of us it is a no-brainer, for others it is a day wrought with culinary fear. I tend to fall somewhere in the middle. Having to cook the family turkey used to …

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La Parola del Giorno…The Word of the Day~

  See and download the full gallery on posterous Salsicce~ “Marco, oggi facciamo salsicce per il pranzo,” Nonna said one morning as I finished my breakfast. I thought, “Wow! We are making sausages. I have never made sausages before. Where is the sausage machine?” But, alas, I was mistaken. She meant that we were going to cook sausages for lunch. …

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La Parola del Giorno~ The Word of the Day~

STUPEFACENTE~ This is one of my favorite Italian words, if only for the fact that it is one of the few words I know to express astonishment. The word is pronounced “stoop-ay-fah-CHEN-tay” and you can no doubt see that it is similar to the English word “stupefying,” so you already know how to translate it. Lately, “stupefacente” has been swimming …

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La Parola del Giorno–The Word of the Day–via France, Venice, and Oxford

Cazzo~ In high school I studied French—well, it would be closer to the truth to say that I sat in a class for three years where the teacher and two other students spoke French, while the rest of us were just thankful to not have to take Spanish from the hateful Seńora. Regardless of one’s age, when learning a new …

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You say goodbye and I say hello…

La parola del giorno: “Ciao”~ “Ciao,” I said, walking in the front door as Richard was walking out. “Ciao, ciao, ciao…” and he was down the sidewalk, into the car, and off to the lake for a photo shoot. I had arrived back at the house in Alabama just in time to catch Richard leaving town for work for three …

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La Parola del Giorno~ the Word of the Day

Disastro~ There are many Italian words whose meanings are obvious to us all. Their spellings are very similar to their English counterparts, which at times makes one believe that learning Italian could be an easy task. Trust me, it’s not: however, I will say that it should never stop anyone from trying to learn the language, or any foreign language …

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